Startup Victor is bringing real-time transparency and technology to luxury airfare, democratizing private jet charter with a mobile app
On-the-ground ride hailing services are getting slammed with legislation and competition, but on-demand air travel is picking up steam. Victor, hailed as the Uber for private jets, is democratizing private jet charter with a mobile app, and is the first in the growing industry to offer direct flights to Cuba.
Rightfully Sewn wants to help fashion designers and at-risk women find a viable path in the clothing industry
Rightfully Sewn is a newly established, fashion-focused charitable organization that wants to give women a way into the industry. Built to be a training ground, it will help budding fashion designers move forward and help at-risk women find opportunities in the challenging field.
WakeBase newsletter cultivates quality new companies
A recent joke describes the old-style Yellow Pages as somebody printing out a portion of the Internet; both sales and usage numbers of print phone books show the model is well, well past its prime. WakeBase, an index newsletter of startup companies, is updating the model for new businesses and people who want to track them, creating a Yellow Pages of recently funded companies emailed directly to their customer base.
Shoe brand United Nude presents intricate footwear that shows off the immediate power of 3D printing
The future of fashion has always been heavily linked to the advancing of technology, and in the age of 3D printing, designers can create new and bold designs almost instantaneously. High-end shoe brand United Nude and 3D printing business 3D Systems teamed up and used this new technology to build every shopaholic’s dream: unique, one-of-a-kind shoes, dubbed the ICE Shoe.
The Catch-Up Grant gives you the chance to catch up with your favorite shows in absolute and sacred peace
The Catch-Up Grant wants to offer one lucky recipient the chance to binge watch TV for 100 days in a Tibetan monastery in the Himalayas—a spiritual quest for the modern age.
A newly issued patent signals the tech giant's exciting move into finger-wrapped wearables
The Apple watch, according to Mashable is a “$1 billion success,” and Research firm IDC Thursday revealed the brand shipped an impressive 3.6 million Apple Watch units in the second quarter. Whether it was a success or not, when looking to the future of their wearable tech offering, smart rings are on the new agenda.
MIT researchers have developed a robotic gripper that can pick up and identify delicate items: from egg to CD to Beanie Baby
Picture a robot. Now picture a robot’s lumbering grip. What if the robot’s grip could be softened, become as fluid and sensitive as a human’s? Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) recently demonstrated a 3D-printed robot hand that can do just that: picking up an egg without crushing the brittle shell.
With interest in women's basketball on rise, the sports giant unveils the Elite Basketball collection, made for pro and non-pro enthusiasts alike
Nike has recently reported that both domestically and internationally, women’s basketball is gaining traction citing, “since its 1997 debut, the WNBA has grown from eight to 12 teams.” In response to these findings, the brand has recruited a host of women from relatable backgrounds to take part in the design process of their newest apparel offering the Elite Basketball collection.
What tools, platforms and services do you need to innovate from concept to reality? And could your best ideas get you on America's Greatest Makers?
As many dreamers, inventors, developers, entrepreneurs already know, everyone today is itching to roll up their sleeves, use their hands and imaginations to create something new. Our future relies on these individuals and their spirit of innovation as much as we rely on the innovation coming out of large corporations. In the United States, there are roughly 135 million adult Makers who generate $29 billion into the economy per year.
The Future of Retail 2016
Designing The New Shopper Experience
Join us in New York (October 20) and San Francisco (October 29) as retail innovators share the emerging rules of brand loyalty
The hearts and minds of today’s consumers are no longer simply swayed by the empty prospect of tallied rewards points. Loyalty must be earned by means of a comprehensive cocktail of emerging technologies and philosophies.
Obi brings elegant design and the ability to do all of the work on its own to the design-less world of cat toys
Millions of YouTube videos can’t be wrong: there’s nothing more fun than watching a cat chase a laser dot. As a fringe benefit, the cat has fun and gets exercise as well. The drawback to most cat toys, though, is the design—or lack of design—that goes into them. As a result, a new Kickstarter project called Obi hopes to bring sleek good looks and design to the cat toy.
When greed makes a place like New York or London unaffordable, the non-wealthy leave, and the city loses the smells and tastes that made it great
Once upon a time, as Gore Vidal observed, New York City was a delightful place to live – especially if you were an impoverished foodie. Legendarily delicious eateries abounded, everyone had a favorite dive bar and, if you got bored of the local places, endless interesting, tasty yummies awaited discovery throughout the five boroughs. But the past is a foreign country: things are done differently there.